Average Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Hourly Pay

$10.22
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$509
Bonus
$500
Commission
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The average hourly pay for a Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist is $10.22.
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$7.91
MEDIAN
$10.22
90%
$20.13
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $20
Bonus
$100 - $5,000
Commission
$35 - $35,000
Total Pay
$17,086 - $57,984
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What Do Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologists Do?

Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist Tasks
  • Style hair and apply aesthetic treatments per customer requests.
  • Maintain and develop style techniques and best-practices.
  • Maintain and clean work areas and tools.

Job Satisfaction for Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist

3.7 out of 5
(47)
Highly Satisfied
4Reviews

Popular Employer Salaries for Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist

The top respondents for the job title Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist are from the companies Great Clips, Inc., Regis Corporation and Supercuts Hair Salon. Reported salaries are highest at Self-Employed where the average pay is $34.39. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sportclips, earning around $11.47. Regis Corporation pays the lowest at around $8.12. Supercuts Hair Salon also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.00.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologists?

An entry-level Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.17 based on 12 salaries. An early career Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $9.71 based on 114 salaries. A mid-career Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.24 based on 57 salaries. An experienced Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.23 based on 78 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Hairdresser, Hairstylist, or Cosmetologist in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 193.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Antonio, Texas (76.1% more) and Los Angeles, California (41.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (9.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 361 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.3%
Early Career
31.6%
Mid Career
15.8%
Experienced
21.6%
Late Career
27.7%